July 19, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2333 proposed by Senator Sessions to Amendment SA 2327.
July 19, 2007, 6:31 pm ET - Sessions Amdt. No. 2333
Full Text of this Amendment
Strike section 401 of the Higher Education Access Act of 2007.
SA 2334. Mr. COLEMAN (for himself, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. DeMint, Mr. Thune, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Allard, Mr. Craig, Mr. Lugar, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Graham, Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Gregg, Mr. Ensign, Mr. McCain, Mr. Bennett, Mrs. Dole, Mr. Brownback, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Crapo,
Mr. Bunning, Mr. Corker, and Mr. Bond) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 2327 proposed by Mr. Kennedy to the bill H.R. 2669, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 601 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008; as follows:
At the end of the bill, insert the following:
SEC. __XX. FAIRNESS DOCTRINE PROHIBITED.
(a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2007''.
(b) Fairness Doctrine Prohibited.--Title III of the Communications Act of 1934 is amended by inserting after section 303 (47 U.S.C. 303) the following new section:
``SEC. 303A. LIMITATION ON GENERAL POWERS: FAIRNESS DOCTRINE.
``Notwithstanding section 303 or any other provision of this Act or any other Act authorizing the Commission to prescribe rules, regulations, policies, doctrines, standards, or other requirements, the Commission shall not have the authority to prescribe any rule, regulation, policy, doctrine, standard, or other requirement that has the purpose or effect of reinstating or repromulgating (in whole or in part) the requirement that broadcasters present opposing viewpoints on controversial issues
of public importance, commonly referred to as the `Fairness Doctrine', as repealed in General Fairness Doctrine Obligations of Broadcast Licensees, 50 Fed. Reg. 35418 (1985).''.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jul 19, 2007.)